'See the invisible'
At the upcoming CES trade show, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers 'see the invisible' by merging both real and virtual worlds.
Invisible-to-Visible, or I2V, is a technology created through Nissan Intelligent Mobility. I2V will demonstrate the future of driving to CES visitors through an interactive, three-dimensional immersion experience at Nissan's display.
I2V will support drivers by merging information from sensors outside and inside the vehicle with data from the cloud. This enables the system not only to track the vehicle's immediate surroundings but also to anticipate what's ahead – even showing what's behind a building or around the corner. The guidance is given in an interactive, human-like way, such as through avatars that appear inside the car.
I2V is powered by Nissan's Omni-Sensing technology, which acts as a hub gathering real-time data from the traffic environment and from the vehicle's surroundings and interior. Nissan's SAM (Seamless Autonomous Mobility) technology analyses the road environment through relevant real-time information.
The technology maps a 360-degree virtual space around the car to provide information about things like road and intersection status, visibility, signage or nearby pedestrians. It can also monitor the people inside the vehicle by using interior sensors to better anticipate when they may need assistance with finding something or a coffee break to stay alert.
I2V can also connect drivers and passengers to people in the Metaverse virtual world. This makes it possible for family, friends or others to appear inside the car as three-dimensional, augmented-reality avatars to provide company or assistance.